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1741, Private William SHOEBRIDGE — 13th Light Dragoons

Added 2.5.11. Minor edits 28.2.2014, 1.4.2014.

Birth & early life

Born at Sevenoaks, Kent.


Enlisted at Maidstone on the 12th of December 1854.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: Groom.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 7th of July 1855.

Shown on a nominal roll of officers and men of the regiment at the Cavalry Depot, Scutari, made out on the 9th of November 1855, as being On Duty there from the 4th of November

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "by purchase", from Manchester on the 24th of December 1861. Payment of £20.

Served 7 years 14 days.

Conduct: "good". In possession of one Good Conduct badge.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

1871 Census

177 Clarendon Road, Kensington.

William Shoebridge, aged 39, "Chouster" [?], with his wife Janet and two children. [RM]

1881 Census

Vine Street, Liverpoo, Lancashire.

William Shoebridge, aged 50, an Assistant at Theatre (Theatre Servant), born in Kent, with his wife Jane J., a Dressmaker, 50, born in Paddington, London, and two children: a boy, 18, a student, and a girl, a scholar. [RM]

1891 Census

50, Vine Street, Liverpool.

Janet Shoebridge 60, married, Dressmaker.

Alfred T., 28, Professor of Music.

One daughter shown: Kate, 24.

Also a boarder.

1901 Census

50, Vine Street, Liverpool.

Jane J Shoebridge, 70, widower, retired Dressmaker, born Westminster.

Alfred T, 38, Professor of Music, born Paddington.

Kate, 34, Church Deaconess, Presbyterian.

Death & burial

Further information

1911 Census

147 Bedford Street South, Liverpool.

Jane Janet Shoebridge, 80, widow, born Westminster.

Note: 2 children born alive.

Kate Shoebridge, 44, single, Biblewoman, born Paddington.

Also a boarder.

Death registered

Jane J. Shoebridge, 84, June Quarter 1915, Ashton.

References & acknowledgements

Registration of death, and Census information for 1891, 1901 & 1911, kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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